(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 January 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur (8.3°N, 125.8°E). The entire Caraga region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Moderate to Strong winds coming from Southeast to East will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

PIA News Service - Thursday, March 21, 2013

DOLE Caraga conducts HR Competency Mapping and Assessment Orientation

BUTUAN CITY, March 21 (PIA) -- the Department of Labor and Employment Caraga Region in cooperation with Civil Service Commission – Caraga (CSC-Caraga) successfully conducted the Orientation on Human Resource Competency Mapping and Assessment on March 18, 2013 at the DOLE Conference Room, this city.

“This is the first HR Competency Mapping and Assessment Orientation in Caraga”, says Ms. Fe Jennifer B. Perez, Chief Personnel Specialist of the CSC-Caraga.

The orientation aimed to assess and determine one’s strength as an individual worker in areas like team structure, leadership and decision making. Likewise to identify the training needs of personnel that will link to achievement of organizational goal.

DOLE Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo, on her opening remarks pointed out that the orientation will help DOLE-Caraga workforce further improve their competence level that is necessary in providing quality services to the customers of the department.

DOLE-Caraga being one of the ISO Certified agencies, aims to continually improve its package of services with the given competent on human resource that will conform to ISO product requirements (6.2.2 A).

Ms. Perez extensively discussed the steps in strategic HR planning and the HR plan toolkit. The DOLE personnel were required to submit the Job Analysis Questionnaire to proceed to Stage 2 or the Competency Mapping. Through this, the HR Planning Committee will be able to identify competencies of each personnel as well as analyze the gap in terms of human resource development.

Overall, the orientation provided better appreciation and commitment to ensure that the plan will be materialized to address gaps on their performance. So as to raise the bar in the agencies pronouncement of public service related to Labor and Employment. It was reiterated that “Gawing Lingkod-Bayani and Bawat Kawani”. (DOLE-13/PIA-Caraga)

31 ambulant vendors get DOLE negokarts

By Annie Tangpos and Lilibeth Delicana

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 21 (PIA) -- Thirty-one ambulant vendors who regularly sell food and beverages at the Guingona Park, Butuan City were given negokarts by the Department of Labor and Employment for their individual projects.

“We really appreciate the DOLE for the full support even from the preparation of our proposals up to the release of funds. They let us understand our own projects and we were really the ones who identified and assessed the feasibility of our small businesses,” declared by Juan Camingue the leader and point person of the group.

Camingue and the rest of the beneficiaries were with the Mayor of Butuan City Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. during the MOA signing and the release of negokart funds amounting to P455,000.00 at the J. P. Rizal Barangay Covered Court, Butuan City recently and in time with the Mayor Amante’s barangay visitation. The following are the negokart recipients with their corresponding projects:


1 Abarte, Erlinda E. Kwek-kwek production and Palamig
2 Atillo, Roselyn A. Balut Trading
3 Ballentos, Anita T. Balut Trading
4 Bataluna, Mark Fish Ball Production and Palamig
5 Camingue, John Christopher O. Takoyaki, Siomai and Ngoyong Production
6 Camingue, Juan S. Siomai, Ngoyong and Lumpia Production
7 Camingue, Nower S. Siomai, Ngoyong and Lumpia Production
8 Castillo, Alona J. Balut Trading
9 Cordero, Vilma E. Palamig and Mango
10 Cullano, Rosenda L. Balut Trading
11 Cutayan, Reggie Siomai and Ngoyong Production
12 Dunan, Marijane Kwek-kwek Production and Palamig
13 Estores, Nimfa S. Kwek-kwek Production and Palamig
14 Felicilda, Glen F. Kwek-kwek Production and Palamig
15 Ilogon, Jospeh C. Fried Chicken, Proven and Isaw Production
16 Importante, Erin Jane L. Kwek-kwek production and Peanut Trading
17 Lastra, Arlan A. Fried chicken and Isaw Production
18 Otaza, Ana E. Peanut Trading, Mangga and Buko
19 Erecre, Vergie O. Kwek-kwek Production and Palamig
20 Pacquiao, Marivic R. Kwek-kwek Production and Palamig
21 Pasana, Luzviminda A. Kwek-kwek Production and Palamig
22 Pulido, Joevani S. Kwek-kwek Production, Buko,Gulaman, Juice & Waffle Making
23 Raypon, Antonio D. Fresh buko and Buko Juice
24 Sanchez, Marialyn C. Fish Ball Production and Palamig
25 Sanchez, Rex C. Fish Ball Production and Palamig
26 Soliano, Jimmy G. Tempura and Palamig
27 Soliano, Marquel G. Tempura and Palamig
28 Temple, Cristeta A. Balut Trading
29 Temple, Celso Balut Trading, Buko and Gulaman Juice
30 Tidalgo, Joebert Siomai and Ngoyong Production
31 Torralba, Gloria P. Balut Trading

OIC Regional Director Joel Gonzales thanked Amante for his support to the livelihood program for the poor and marginalized. (DOLE-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Surigaonon News: Syudad sa Surigao moduyog sa Earth Hour 2013

Ni Annette P. Villaces

SURIGAO CITY, Marso 21 (PIA) - An lokal na pangamhanan nan syudad sa Surigao sa pagpanguyo ni Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas, nagpagawas bag-o lamang ug isa ka Memorandum No. 18 series of 2013 diin muduyog na isab sa ipahigayon nga Earth Hour 2013 kun world switching off kuman umaabot na Marso 23 tuig 2013, isip usa ka lakang sa pag sumpo sa global warming.

Busa gi-awhag ang tanang mga Surigaonon, nga mupartisipar usab niining global “lights off” karong adlawng Sabado, alas 8:30 ngadto sa 9:30 sa kagabi-on.

Kini nga kalihokan mamahimong magmalamposon pinaagi sa pagtinabangay og himpit nga partisipasyon sa tibuok katawhan, dili lamang dinhi sa atong dakbayan, kondili sa tanang kanasoran aron sa pagsalba sa kalibutanhong kina-iyahan. (SDR/Surigao City PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)